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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 10, 2006
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Animal: African Elephant
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Knoxville Zoo

Category: Animal Death by human, Animal health issue
Species: Elephant

Summary: Mamie, a 45-year-old African elephant at the Knoxville Zoo, was euthanized after 11 months of declining health. For the last 15 years Mamie suffered arthritis and foot problems. Born in Africa, Mamie came to Knoxville in 1979 from a zoo in Buffalo, NY.

Source: Associated Press

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